Prime Minister Narendra Modi is considering offering cheap loans and free accidental insurance coverage to millions of small businesses, two government sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, as he tries to placate a key voter bloc ahead of a general election due by May.
The government is all set to announce a big relief package for farmers by boosting its crop insurance scheme. The PMO, which is closely working on the scheme and monitoring its progress, is also discussing a set of proposals with Agriculture Ministry and NITI Aayog officials to help farmers cope with their debt burden.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be on a four-day India visit from December 21 to attend the first people-to-people exchange agreed between Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at their icebreaking meet in Wuhan earlier this year.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and asked what kind of a Hindu he is that he does not understand the foundations of Hinduism.
A majority of the 18-member board, now stacked with government nominees, intend to press for reduced curbs on lending and governance changes that would give the board more say.
Targeting the lack of development and rising corruption in Mizoram during the Congress rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the people in the state to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Union Cabinet condoled the demise of union minister Ananth Kumar, saying under his "stewardship" the BJP expanded in Karnataka and eventually formeda government of its own.
PM Narendra Modi will meet US Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to Singapore on November 14-15 for India-Asean Summit , a senior official said.
BJP president Amit Shah said the ongoing Assembly elections were not ordinary polls, but "very important" for the country, as his party's win would lay a strong foundation for the Narendra Modi government's return to power in 2019 and making it "invincible" for a long time.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh threatened to move court if the state government does not grant permission for the proposed Rath Yatras of party president Amit Shah in the state in December.